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					                                             Kindergarten Standards: History

Content Standard 1.0 Chronology:          Washoe County School District              High Desert Montessori School
Students use chronology to organize and
understand the sequence and
relationship of events.
1.K.2                                     Develop an awareness of important          Group lessons on history of holidays
                                          holidays in Nevada and the United States   Celebrations of important events
                                          (i.e. recognize importance of Nevada Day   Nevada Day celebration
                                          and symbols associated with Nevada).       Flag of Nevada
                                                                                     Great Seal of Nevada
                                                                                     Time lines
                                                                                     Daily calendar




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                                                 Kindergarten Standards: Civics

Content Standard 5.0 Citizenship:            Washoe County School District                  High Desert Montessori School
Students know the roles, rights, and
responsibilities of United States citizens
and the symbols of our country.
5.K.3                                        Name a traditional U.S. patriotic activity,    Group lessons on history of American
                                             holiday or symbol, such as the Fourth of       holidays
                                             July (i.e. recite the Pledge of Allegiance     Celebrations of important events
                                             with teacher assistance; identify the United   Nevada Day celebration
                                             States flag and the Nevada State flag.         Flags of Nevada and the United States
                                                                                            Pledge of Allegiance
                                                                                            Patriotic songs such as The Star Spangled
                                                                                            Banner and Home Means Nevada
5.K.7                                        Follow directions and classroom rules (i.e.    Classroom rules
                                             work cooperatively in a group; share and       Group activities
                                             take turns; clean up after self.               Sharing
                                                                                            Group lessons
                                                                                            Care of environment
5.K.8                                        Recognize that there are consequences for      Classroom rules
                                             their actions and choices made.                Plan for Better Choices




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                                                Kindergarten Standards: Civics

Content Standard 8.0 International          Washoe County School District            High Desert Montessori School
Relations: Students know the political
and economic relationship of the United
States and its citizens to other nations.
8.K.1                                       Name their school and community (i.e.    School address lesson
                                            name city, state, and school; know and   Child’s name, address, telephone number
                                            recite full name and birthday; recite    Birthday celebration
                                            address and telephone number).           Child’s exploration of own country




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                                             Kindergarten Standards: Economics

Content Standard 3.0 Functioning of         Washoe County School District         High Desert Montessori School
Markets: Students will demonstrate an
understanding of how markets work,
including an understanding of why
markets form, how supply and demand
interact to determine market prices and
interest rates, and how changes in prices
act as signals to coordinate trade.
3.K.2                                       Recognize ways money is used to buy   Group lessons on how money is used
                                            goods and services.                   Money lessons
                                                                                  Play money to buy items from classroom
                                                                                  store




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                                            Kindergarten Standards: Economics

Content Standard 5.0. Money: Students     Washoe County School District               High Desert Montessori School
demonstrate an understanding of
various forms of money; how money
makes it easier to trade, borrow, save,
invest, and compare the value of goods
and services; and how the Federal
Reserve System and its policies affect
the U.S. money supply.
5.K.1                                     Explain what money is and how it is used.   Group lessons on how money is used
                                                                                      Money lessons
                                                                                      Play money to buy items from classroom
                                                                                      store




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                                          Kindergarten Standards: Economics

Content Standard 7.0. An Evolving       Washoe County School District               High Desert Montessori School
Economy: Students will demonstrate an
understanding of how investment,
entrepreneurship, competition, and
specialization lead to changes in an
economy’s structure and performance.
7.K.1                                   Explain how tools and machinery may help    Community occupations such as police
                                        a person work faster or better, or make a   officer, fire fighter, construction worker,
                                        person’s work easier (i.e. identify         doctor, etc.
                                        community helpers).                         Guest speakers




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                                          Kindergarten Standards: Geography

Content Standard 1.0. The World in       Washoe County School District             High Desert Montessori School
Spatial Terms: Students use maps,
globes, and other geographic tools and
technologies to locate and derive
information about people, places and
environments.
1.K.1                                    Use vocabulary related to direction and   Direction and location vocabulary lessons
                                         location, such as up/down; left/right;    Label north, south, west and east in the
                                         near/far; and above/below.                classroom
1.K.2                                    Recognize a map and a globe.              Montessori globes
                                                                                   Globe to planisphere lesson
                                                                                   Puzzle maps
1.K.8                                    Recognize water and land on a map or      Montessori globes
                                         globe.                                    Puzzle maps
                                                                                   Air, land and water lesson
                                                                                   Land and water forms




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                                             Kindergarten Standards: Geography

Content Standard 3.0. Physical systems: Washoe County School District                High Desert Montessori School
Students understand how physical
processes shape Earth’s surface patterns
and ecosystem.
3.K.1                                    Identify daily weather conditions such as   Functional Geography chapters 4, 5
                                         rain, sun, snow, and wind.                      Atmosphere and Its Phenomena
                                                                                         Work of the Wind
                                                                                     Weather station




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